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Home » Archives » April 2007 » Woodblock Printmaker David Bull Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Contest

Woodblock Printmaker David Bull Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Contest

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 Posted: 11:13 PM JST

The first week in July will see the 10th anniversary of the internet website showcasing the work of Tokyo-based woodblock printmaker David Bull. Over the next three months, in the runup to the date, a contest will be running on the site, offering viewers the chance to win prints from his extensive collection.

The contest is open to all who care to enter. No purchases are required. Entering the contest involves answering six questions in a short quiz, and the answers - all related to the prints themselves - can of course be found by searching the site.

The prize prints being offered - for 18 winners in all - range from single small prints normally sold for 2,000 yen, up to a large wall-hanging scroll at 80,000 yen, and have a total value of over 330,000 yen.

David Bull is an English-born Canadian, resident in Japan since 1986. He makes a living creating reproductions of traditional Japanese prints, working with the same technologies used in the Edo era. Unlike craftsmen of that era, who specialized in a single skill - carving or printing - David does both, and creates his beautiful prints with no other assistance.

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